Tanteo Tequila, a distillery owned by its cooperative of agave farmers, has announced the release of Tanteo Blanco Tequila. Bottled at 85 proof, it joins their existing line of all-natural infused expressions, including Jalapeño, Chipotle and Habanero.
All Tanteo Tequilas are made from fair trade, 100% Blue Weber agave, then distilled using traditional cooking methods and open-air fermentation. The Tanteo Tequila distillery puts emphasis on fair labor practices and supporting local women, the company says.
“To make our spicy infusions, we start by producing a higher proof blanco tequila,” says CEO and Master Blender Neil Grosscup. “Our steadfast commitment to quality and integrity throughout the entire process hasn’t gone unnoticed – so when many friends of the distillery asked us to bottle the blanco, we knew we had to bring it stateside.”
On the nose, Tanteo Blanco Tequila is floral and sweet with a hint of tropical fruits including mango, pineapple and guava, the company reports. The palate has notes of black pepper and minerality to balance the sweetness of the agave. The finish offers notes of tropical fruit.
“We specifically designed Tanteo Blanco Tequila to improve a traditional margarita, with its higher proof and perfect balance of floral, sweet agave and mineral notes mixing seamlessly,” Grosscup continues.
Tanteo Blanco Tequila is now available in New York and California via the Tanteo Tequila website, as well as at select retailers and on-premise accounts, with nationwide availability to follow in 2020.
The suggested retail price is $39.99 per 750-ml. bottle.